Summer Market

Summer Market ~ enjoy the season a potpourri of pleasure at summer market ~ This image by Janet speaks to my heart, as most of her paintings do. I love the vibrant colors and a sense of festive activity. It’s a perfect reminder to get out and enjoy the treats of summer like farmer’s market,…

military budget

Is Might Right?

Is Might Right? ~ vile and vitriol are flowing poisoning the masses scoundrels with orange hair warmongers wearing suits the lines between parties are fuzzy clouding who is good and who is evil ~ Meanwhile, the real issues are buried beneath endless bickering, distraction, politics, and shenanigans. War has long been the priority in America…

change, poetry

Winds of Change

Winds of Change ~ mighty storms brewing change is blowing through the land need flexible ways  ~ Neither the storm nor the changes are as dramatic as the photo appears, but change is clearly coming. I’m looking for a new place to live, work that better suits me, and pondering my passions and purpose. That’s…

solar eclipse, poetry,

Elusive Eclipse

Elusive Eclipse ~ shadows chasing light race across the earthen fields cosmic dance unfolds ~ Truthfully, the whole eclipse was a bit of a letdown for me. We were in a 93% zone, but the light didn’t really change much, the birds stayed active, and life went on. I’m still glad I participated. This lovely…

Chicken Lady, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the Chicken Lady, playing with koans, serving tea and protecting mother earth. The Chicken Lady Amy Murphy dreamed up a great way to help those in need in her town of Greensboro, NC. She grew up eating fried chicken as a Southern comfort food and wondered if there was…

Balloon Flower, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you enlightened teaching, gratitude, helpful debt, public art and attention. Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the latest teaching method for handling difficult children. It’s based on years of research that shows that punishing children who are disruptive or having problems in school only accelerates the…

Green Bronx Machine, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you compassion, edible classrooms, wisdom, community and sacred service. Collective Wisdom In a related article, Alan Briskin talks about the five conditions that support the emergence of collective wisdom. I find them to be great tips for group processes of any kind. The five conditions are deep listening, suspend certainty, see holistically, hold…